Re: how to persuade the w

Posted by Terry Mcadams on Oct 21, 2004

The gang is giving some nice advice on building in an unheated garage. I've done two boats out there (the smaller ones I can build in the small basement).

One thing you may want to keep in mind is that cold epoxy runs and sags more, so applying very thin coats with the squeegee is important to prevent a lot of scraping or sanding later. The bonus is that you have more time to apply the stuff before it thickens up on you. That new Systems3 fast cure may be good for this kind of work, as it will accelerate curing and is supposed to be blush-free. Haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure others can comment.

I save my limited boat-in-livingroom time for epoxy curing. I just haul the finished hull inside the heat for a week or so, then take it outside to sand it. Painting/varnishing might have to wait til Spring.

I knew of one guy who built in his attic. Wife didn't seem to care. He lowered the boat out the window when it was done.


In Response to: how to persuade the wife by ray on Oct 20, 2004


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